Category: ’Gentle/Positive Discipline’

Positive Parenting Affirmations and Resources

July 6th, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

I love being my child’s safe place. And that is one reason I’m committed to positive parenting – I want to be the place of safety and constant love for my children, not one of hurt or fear. Today I’m sharing five of the top reasons I practice positive parenting.

Preventative Maintenance: 4 Habits to Strengthen Parent-Child Relationships

June 25th, 2015 by Dionna - 1 Comment

Preventative maintenance refills kids’ love tanks and gives them an emotional tune-up everyday, so you don’t end up in the breakdown lane. Check out the 4 habits parents can practice!

6 Strategies to Help Kids Overcome Perfectionism

May 7th, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

My seven-year-old son has a tendency toward perfectionism, as do I. Like many perfectionists, he becomes super frustrated with his own mistakes. Since we homeschool, it has been imperative that I give him some tools to help him through these challenges. Here are six of the strategies we’ve used with success.

No Drama Parenting Tactics that Promote Peace

April 30th, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

A parent’s approach to misbehavior is key to making discipline effective and peaceful. My goals, when approaching misbehavior, are to stay calm and connected, to assume the best intentions of my children, and to engage them in the entire discipline process. When they trust that I care about their feelings and believe that they can solve their own problems, the results are always more positive.

Changing the Shark Music: Reframing the Way I Approach My Children’s Behavior

April 3rd, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

The scenario: my kids are playing in the next room. I hear what sounds like a scuffle, a physical alteration. A boom and a shriek send my heart racing, wondering what medical expense we’re about to incur. How do I respond? I have two options: the first ends in stress and chaos, the second usually ends in connection and peace.


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